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Stik: from early original canvas to free posters in Hackney Today

 

Hello, and Happy [Stik] Monday to our readers!

With the Pride weekend coming up, every Hackney resident will get a free Pride in London 2016  Stik poster/placard in their copy of the government-issued Hackney Today newspaper. If you’re not one of the 108,000 Hackney residents, but want a piece of Stik, we’ve got another special work available for you.

The artwork is titled Self-Portrait With a Couple and is one of the artist’s earliest pieces, from before he adopted the now world-famous moniker Stik, thus the canvas is signed with the artist’s initials instead.

Painted in 2008, this is a particularly personal piece as it features a portrait of Stik himself (the standing figure) and his friends (in the ying yang shape), representing the moment they first met.

 
Stik’s Pride in London 2016 poster in Hackney Today
 

Stik is also introducing a 2 metre hand-made banner, commissioned by Hackney Council, which is being made in collaboration with Flagmakers Ltd., the oldest flag makers in Britain. The banner will be mounted on top of a black Hackney Carriage Taxi and then put on display at Hackney Museum until it is auctioned off to raise funds for a local LGBT organisation.

Stik with his Pride in London placard
 

Stik has had a number of exceptionally successful auction sales lately, two notable sales already in 2016: a single Liberty print sold for £8,750 at Phillips in January and most recently a set of his Sleeping Baby prints sold at Christie’s Prints and Multiples auction in May for an impressive £32,000.

Recent result from Christie’s Prints and Multiples auction on 19th May 2016.

Result from the Evening and Day Editions auction at Phillips on 21st January 2016.

     
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